Orbital cellulitis complicating strabismus surgery: a case report and review of the literature.

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Abstract

Orbital cellulitis is a rarely reported, but potentially vision- and life-threatening complication after strabismus surgery. To date, only seven cases of orbital cellulitis complicating strabismus surgery have been reported in the world literature, and only two cases were reported in adult patients, both occurring more than 100 years ago. We describe a case of unilateral orbital cellulitis after bilateral strabismus surgery in an adult. Early diagnosis (aided by computed tomography) and aggressive intravenous antibiotic therapy resulted in a favorable visual outcome. Diagnosis and management are discussed, and this case is compared with previous cases in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume23
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1991

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Orbital Cellulitis
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Orbital cellulitis complicating strabismus surgery : a case report and review of the literature. / Weakley, D. R.

In: Annals of Ophthalmology, Vol. 23, No. 12, 12.1991, p. 454-457.

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